Glendale Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Glendale Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that City of Glendale, Missouri, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2022.

The award represents a significant achievement by the City’s Finance Department. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:

  • a policy document
  • a financial plan
  • an operations guide
  • a communications device

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

“I’m thrilled to see our employees' hard work recognized by the GFOA,” said Ben DeClue, Glendale's City Administrator. “It was a goal of our finance department this year to bring transparency and improvements to our budget document to achieve this award.  We look forward to receiving it again next year and for years to come."

There are over 1,700 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA's website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 22,500 members and the communities they serve.

Glendale's budget may be viewed on the City of Glendale website: